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Holiday Gala Concerts

November 28, 2012

Welcome the season by attending one of the popular holiday concerts at the University School of the Arts. Presented in the Griffin Concert Hall with its extraordinary acoustics, the Holiday Gala concerts are what everyone waits for all year long.

November 29-December 1
7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts

As the holidays approach, what better way to celebrate than by joining CSU for its Annual Holiday Gala Concert?

Performances are in the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington Street.

Special performance

There will be three performances in Fort Collins, and one special performance in Denver.

“We wanted to engage our many alumni down in Denver for this annual holiday tradition,” said Todd Queen, Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

The Sunday, December 2, special performance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1820 Broadway in Denver. CSU Alumni Association members will receive a special discount and reception for the Denver performance.

How to get tickets

Tickets are $7/CSU students, $10/CSU alumni, $1/youth (under 17), and $12/public.

Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) Ticket Office in the UCA Griffin Lobby, by phone at (970) 491-2787, or online. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

Each night: A grand finale

Each night of the Holiday Gala features a grand combined finale and various combinations of the CSU Choirs, University Symphony Orchestra, Faculty Brass Quintet, Jazz Combos, and Wind Ensemble performing both traditional secular and sacred holiday music.

Thursday and Saturday evening will feature, antiphonal brass, chamber choir, organ, jazz, and wind music. Friday’s lineup includes antiphonal brass, chamber choir, organ, jazz, and symphony performances.

The Sunday Denver show features an organ prelude, antiphonal brass, concert and chamber choir, organ, and symphony music.

Fun and family friendly

The gala sets itself apart from all the other performances this fall by incorporating all aspects of the music program.  

“It’s a fun concert and very family friendly,” said Queen. "It's a wonderful time to come celebrate the end of the year and enjoy holiday festivities.”

Preparing for the event was not a small feat, due to the number of performers that will make up the program. "We plan for four plus months to make all of this happen,” said Queen. “Virtually every member of the faculty is involved.”

Contact: Carrie Care
Phone: (970) 491-5891